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FA Cup 3rd Round : Tottenham Hotspur 4-3 Wycombe Wanderers

| January 28, 2017

Wycombe Wanderers travelled to White Hart Lane for a 3rd Round FA Cup tie with Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday 28th January 2017.

Right from the outset it was clear that Wycombe were more than a match for the Premiership side, in just the first minute of the match Paul Hayes made an attempt on the Tottenham goal however his header hit the bar.

Paul Hayes went on to give Wycombe the lead in the twenty third minute when, following a corner, his shot at goal found the top right corner of the Spurs net.

Paul Hayes scored a second in the thirty sixth minute from the penalty spot after Cameron Carter-Vickers fouled Wycombe’s Sam Wood in the Tottenham penalty area.

With the Chairboys leading by two goals at half time it was looking as if Wycombe were likely to cause a massive upset and knock Tottenham out of the Cup.

However it was too soon to right off the Tottenham, in the sixtieth minute Son Heung-Min scored for the home team bringing them back into the match.

In the sixty fourth minute Aaron Pierre fouled Tottenham’s Vincent Janssen, who took the penalty kick himself and scored to draw the scores level.

Wycombe weren’t finished and went 3-2 up through a headed goal from Garry Thompson.

In an exciting climax to the game a goal from Dele Alli made the scoreline three goals apiece. The match was looking to be ending in a draw but seven minutes into stoppage time in the scored half Son Heung-Min scored for Tottenham giving the home side four goals to Wycombe’s three.

From looking at the scoreline throughout the match Wycombe may have appeared to have been in control for most of the match however the match stats reveal that Wycombe only managed 23% possession. Of Wycombe’s thirteen shots on goal only five were on target while just four of Tottenham’s eighteen shots at goal were on target. The game saw twenty three fouls, ten by Tottenham and thirteen by Wycombe.

Wycombe now exit the 2017 FA Cup, they tried their best and kept a premiership side on their toes but ultimately it was Tottenham who scraped through in the last few moments of the match. Wycombe can be proud of their performance.

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